We who have taught or love children know this is funny!
From the diary of a Pre-school teacher.
My five year old students are learning to read.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
"Look at this! It's a frikin elephant!"
I took a deep breath, then asked, "What did you call it?"
"It's a frikin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"
...and so it does.
Hooked on Phonics, ain't it wonderful?